Justin’s restaurant shutting down

    After 14 years of business, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ restaurant Justin’s has permanently closed its doors.

    A few weeks ago it was rumored that the popular Atlanta eatery was closing down, but the restaurant’s general manager Solomon Fornie tried to clear up it by saying Justin’s would not be closing permanently and that the eatery was just undergoing renovations.

    According to a statement released by a rep from Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group, the Caribbean and soul foodhot spot decided to shut down to pursue “other business ventures in music, television, fashion, fragrance and spirits.”

    The restaurant was founded in 1998 and was named after Diddy’s first-born son Justin.

    The original Justin’s branch in New York closed in 2007 after only 10 years in business. It was said that the restaurant closed due to a need for a bigger restaurant in the area, but a new location never opened.

    Although the Atlanta branch was known for its high celebrity clientele, the statement also said that the company plans to explore other business ventures in Atlanta and promises to “have a strong presence in the region.”



    —Kimberley Glascoe




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